Novak Djokovic, the lads’s world primary tennis participant, has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
- 4 high males’s tennis gamers have now examined optimistic for COVID-19 after taking part in occasions in Europe
- World primary Novak Djokovic is the most recent optimistic take a look at, his spouse additionally has the virus
- Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has hit out at Djokovic and different gamers in a tweet criticising their “stupidity”
Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and fellow Serb Viktor Troicki have beforehand examined optimistic after taking part in in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition event within the Balkan area.
Djokovic first performed an occasion in Belgrade after which one other in Zadar, Croatia.
His spouse additionally examined optimistic, as did the spouse of Troicki, who’s at present pregnant.
“The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative,” Djokovic mentioned in a press release.
Djokovic, who has prior to now expressed an anti-vaccination stance, has been criticised for organising the exhibition occasions and bringing in gamers from different nations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
That criticism continued on Tuesday night time when Australian star Nick Kyrgios weighed in.
The Australian World quantity 40 — who has a historical past of clashing with the Serb — has been vocal in regards to the tournaments at present being performed and criticised these taking part in them.
Kyrgios tweeted his ideas full with a video that allegedly confirmed Djokovic and different gamers partying in Croatia in the course of the outbreak.
“Prayers up to all the players that have contracted Covid-19. Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ — this takes the cake,” Kyrgios tweeted.
On the tournaments he performed there have been no social distancing measures noticed on the matches in both nation, but Djokovic defended holding the occasions.
“Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” Djokovic mentioned.
“Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.
“It was all borne with a philanthropic thought, to direct all raised funds in direction of folks in want and it warmed my coronary heart to see how everyone strongly responded to this.
The assertion mentioned Djokovic was exhibiting no signs and he has mentioned he’ll stay in self-isolation for 14 days.
He additionally apologised to anybody who turned contaminated on account of the collection.